Capital of Indonesia – level 2

08-05-2019 15:00

Jakarta is Indonesia’s capital, and it is home to more than 10 million people. Indonesia’s planning minister recently said that the Indonesian president decided to move the capital.

Jakarta is on the island of Java, and it is one of the most overcrowded places in the world. The overpopulation is the main reason for the big move.

The planning minister said that the city’s traffic jams cost the economy more than $7 billion a year. Jakarta is also one the world’s fastest sinking cities. One half of it lays below sea level.

Difficult words: decide (choose what to do), reason (the explanation for something), sink (go under water).

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